The University of Arkansas is getting a major facelift.
Associate Vice Chancellor John Diamond said the changes may be hard to handle right now, but that the work will be worth the trouble.
"Construction is a necessary part of growing as a University. While it may be a bit dusty right now as a result of all the construction, it's going to really transform the campus in a way that's going to enhance the academic quality," Diamond said.
One of the major projects is Hillside Auditorium, which will hold two large auditoriums. Both of the buildings are badly needed, especially with the record enrollment of almost 25,000 students set to be on campus this fall.
"We initally hoped it would be ready by the time classes resumed in August, but it may be September now," Diamond said.
Some students at the UA, aren't happy about starting school in a construction zone.
"It's hard to get around everything," said one student.
"It's a hassle trying to get to class in time," commented another.
Others are thinking positively. "I think it's good because they're adding to the campus," added one student.
Another student on campus agreed. "Honestly, I think it will be worth it in the end."
Vice Chancellor Diamond hopes folks will be pleased with the end result.
"I think the finished product is really going to impress people."